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Joseph R. Daigle

Personal injury Attorney at North Kingstown, RI

4.6   11 reviews

also known as DAIGLE LAW PC

  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 28 years
    Massachusetts - MA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Daigle Law, P.C. brings extensive litigation experience to handling personal injury, employment and fraud recovery claims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Joe Daigle has represented Fortune 500 companies and major insurers in personal injury and employment litigation cases and has published numerous articles on employment issues and employee rights.


  • $198, settlement of insurance claim for property damage due to arson
  • $ 41, settlement for client injured in car accident that resulted in one week of disability
  • $ 23, settlement on behalf of part-time employee for racial discrimination
  • $110, settlement in a disability discrimination case involving an employee with a disabled child
  • $306, verdict in a breach of duty claim on behalf of unit owners against their condominium board
  • $145, settlement against insurance company for bad faith/breach of fire insurance policy
  • $25, judgment in an age discrimination case for a part-time, seasonal worker
  • $40, settlement in an age discrimination claim
  • $ 72, recovered from real estate agent in fraudulent real estate transaction
  • $ 49, settlement in a wrongful termination/"whistleblower" suit
  • $ 17, decision by the Massachusetts Department of Labor retroactively awarding employee fourteen months of unemployment benefits
  • $ 45, settlement on behalf of a transgender fast food worker claiming discrimination
  • $ 50, settlement in a malicious prosecution claim on behalf of president of a tenant's association whose landlord attempted to evict him to prevent his advocating on behalf of tenants
  • $ 45, settlement for employee wrongfully terminated for complaining about supervisor's refusal to pay earned bonus
  • $ 36, settlement of age discrimination claim
  • $ 72, settlement of sexual-preference discrimination/harassment claim
  • $ 10, settlement (total amount owed) in claim to recover broker's commission
  • $ 45, settlement of age discrimination suit
  • Dismissal - successfully defended employer in sex discrimination claim

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Daigle Law, P.C.
650 Ten Rod Road, Suite 128 B
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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Joseph R. Daigle
650 Ten Rod Road Suite 128B
North Kingstown, RI, 02852


4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Rich | May 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Joe was committed to my case from the start. He was relentless in pursuing the facts and evidence . He did not quit when the other party was non-responsive and he kept me apprised along the way.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case - Slip & Fall
I want to say that my Attorney, Joe Daigle and his assistant, Donna, are the best! Together they managed to get a personal injury case settled for me in just a matter of a few months and the results were great. I am extremely pleased with the way everything was handled. They kept me informed every step of the way and were professional, knowledgeable and I would and will highly recommend them! S.P.
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Posted by Alex | November 18, 2022
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Great Personal Injury Attorney!
Joe and Donna both helped me out big time when I was rear-ended on the highway by a drunk driver and had a shoulder injury. My personal life got in the way big time and I dropped the ball with pursuing the case as quickly as I should have. Joe stayed in contact with occasional updates until I was in a better position to pursue it --- and when we did, he negotiated tirelessly and was prompt in responding to my requests for updates. He walked me through specific issues with my case and was always realistic about what he could give/get me. He didn't blow smoke or try and "level with me" or "speak my language" like a lot of Personal Injury-type ambulance chasers who want to appeal to younger folks do. He was to the point, stuck to the facts, and made me feel comfortable without overdoing it. No smoke-blowing. If I asked for numbers, he gave me numbers. If I asked for details, I got them. From day one, it was clear he wanted to help me out. Joe kept negotiating with defense even when they tried to laugh me off with a pittance. He told me what the defense thought my case was worth and what he was going to negotiate for. He updated me at every turn and, when he couldn't, Donna kept me in the loop. At the end of the day, my settlement was well within reasonable expectation--especially considering how much time had passed. I am satisfied. Worthy to note: His assistant, Donna, is wonderful! I couldn't end this review without remarking on how good of a right-hand woman she is. Whenever Joe was busy with deliberations or other cases, Donna was always right there to answer questions, tap Joe when I needed it, do due diligence related to the case, and keep the essential gears of the case moving forward. She is invaluable. I would recommend Joe to anyone looking to handle a personal injury case. He gives what he gets. If you are ready to buckle down and work with him, he will return the energy. He won't wantonly promise six-figures and talk like a big shot. Not one to mince words, either. All things I'd want in an attorney. If I still lived in the area and ever needed help on a similar case, I'd surely be right back in Joe's office.
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Posted by Donna | September 27, 2022
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Great Experience!
Joe and his team were on top of it all! Updated me on my case consistently through emails, text, or call.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
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Auto accident
Joe and Donna picked up my case and were able to negotiate a better settlement with the adjuster than the the initial offer. Their quick, efficient, and professional efforts are a testament to their work. I would highly recommend their legal assistance to anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they need legal counsel.
Posted by Deborah | April 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
High level of experience and expertise combined with high level of professionalism
Unfortunately, I was involved in a traumatic wrongful termination issue with my former employer (the largest hospital in the state). I hired Mr. Joseph Daigle who went above & beyond making sure I knew all the details, possibilities and challenges ahead. He was incredibly professional and truly cared about my best interest. Furthermore, he took the time to listen carefully and quite honestly, I genuinely felt like he took the situation as if it was happening to him personally. At the end of it all, the Hearing Officer ruled in our favor and gave us everything we had requested. I am very pleased with the outcome and most definitely without any hesitation recommend Mr. Daigle for all employment related issues. If you are like me and like to research several lawyers in the area, don't waste your time … Joe is amongst the top lawyers in the RI/Mass area but without the exorbitant cost. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
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Professional, Responsive and Competent
We hired Joe to represent us in a real estate dispute. At our first meeting he clearly laid out the steps he would be following in our case including the retainer, a complete evaluation of the documents we provided him and a review of the relevant statutes and case law. He made no promises regarding the outcome and asked us more than once what our expectations were. At our second consultation and after completion of his research he agreed we had a strong case and proceeded from there. Although in the midst of another case he kept us informed via email and phone. We give Joe our highest recommendation.
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Posted by Stuart | April 3, 2018
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Outside Sales
I hired Joe to help me with an unfair termination. He did an excellent job. He kept me abreast of progress of my case continuously via phone and/or e-mail. He was able to reach a settlement in my favor quickly, professionally and efficiently. I have since hired Joe again twice for minor legal matters (real estate) since with the same professional results.
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Posted by Lisa | April 3, 2018
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Excellent Experience!
I hired Joe to help me with a discrimination case. He advised and communicated with me every step of the way providing me with possible scenarios and outcomes. Together we strategized and made the best decisions to win. I felt heard, acknowledged and supported throughout the entire process. In the end we were able to come to a reasonable settlement which is exactly what I hoped for given the circumstances of the case. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Jessie | February 7, 2017
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Great very honest great communicate skills
Posted by Sandy | December 30, 2017
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Worst Mistake Office in Providence Now
I hired Joe to represent me for what should have been a simple case in 2015-2016. I had hired a "contractor" to construct a deck which cost me over $22,000. It was so badly constructed and unsafe it had to be torn down. I had to hire another contractor to rebuilt another deck. Instead of guiding me to take the appropriate steps prior to the deck being razed, which I specifically inquired about. He asked me about this a year later. An example was his calling me a year after the deck was torn down asking if I called the building inspector to view the deck as evidence?? This was something he should have instructed me to do. That is what I paid him for. The other thing which infuriated me was when we had a chance to settle and did not. He later called stating that the "contractor " was going to file for bankruptcy. I was never told once when someone filed for bankruptcy your chances of collecting damages are nill! These are just two examples of many!! Joe ends up with my $2000 which he insists that you pay him upfront for a lot of bad advice. The contractor who walked away with my $22000 paid me nothing because Joe did nothing when he found out he was going to file for bankruptcy. I had to keep chasing Joe for information for months. He would not call me or keep me up to date on anything. Why should he??? He had my $2000 as a retainer. He already got paid. I am still paying a loan on a deck that was torn down. HE COULD HAVE CARED LESS. WHEN I WOULD CALL, I WOULD BE PUT INTO VOICEMAIL. WHEN HE DID GET BACK TO ME HE WOULD ACT AS THOUGH I WAS BOTHERING HIM! HE IS A ONE MAN SHOW. GO WITH A LARGE COMPANY WITH THE MANPOWER AND REPUTATION TO BACK YOU!! Don't make the mistake I made.
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Response from Joseph Daigle April 3, 2018
1. This client was aware before I was hired that the construction contractor could file for bankruptcy. When I confirmed for her that this was possible and that it was a risk for her claim, she waited more than six months before she finally decided to hire me. 2. Upon our filing the lawsuit, the contractor promptly filed for bankruptcy, stopping all litigation. I then filed a complaint in the Bankruptcy Court asserting that the contractor had committed fraud by misrepresenting his qualifications to build the deck. (Debts arising from fraudulent acts are harder to discharge in bankruptcy.) A key to succeeding on this fraud claim was to have an expert witness who could testify that the deck was constructed in a manner that violated basic building code and construction standards. So, when the client found a qualified contractor to replace the deck with a new one, I was able to convince him to serve as our expert witnesses in the Bankruptcy Court. When this second contractor started the work, the client raved that he was very professional, and the deck was “beautiful”. However, completion of the deck was apparently delayed because a special-order part was not delivered by a supplier for many months. This client then began accusing the new contractor of lying and she refused to pay him even though the deck was mostly complete. By the time I learned how she had been treating him, it was too late - she ruined the relationship with our key expert witness! I then suggested that the building inspector might be brought in to testify as an expert witness (a long shot). This was not the original plan, like she is claiming, and I only suggested it because I no longer had an expert who could testify about the conditions of the original decking. 3. The client claims that I had a chance to settle, but did not. I informed her by email on March 6, 2017 that the contractor’s bankruptcy attorney might offer a thousand dollars if we dropped our bankruptcy complaint. The client’s response was that she wanted to be “made whole”, i.e., all the money she had paid him, all the extra money she paid her new contractor, plus her attorney’s fees: $40,000+ - she was unwilling to negotiate for less, and the Bankruptcy Court eventually discharged the debt. 4. Most of my fee in this case was contingent – in other words, I was to receive most of my pay out of the money recovered from the contractor. I did not earn a profit on this case. For the $2,000 the client paid me: I examined the deck at the client’s home on two occasions, worked with the client’s new contractor regarding his expert witness testimony, drafted pleadings and filed a lawsuit in Superior Court (filing fees and constable - $231), drafted written discovery requests, filed a second complaint in Bankruptcy Court, corresponded with the Defendant and then his attorney on multiple occasions, attended a hearing at bankruptcy court, consulted with two separate bankruptcy attorneys regarding strategy, and wrote numerous emails to the client explaining the law and how the case was proceeding. $2000 doesn’t begin to cover the amount of time and expense I put in to this case.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph R. Daigle
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gelfuso & Lachut
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Ciapciak & Associates
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Zizik, Lasalle & Powers, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Duggan, Caccavaro & Ciapciak
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Campell, Campbell & Edwards, P.C.
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Homeowner Liability
  • Homeowner and other two defendants were held liable for injuries to the Plaintiff


  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Excellence
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
  • 2022


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Employee Wellness Programs, Human Resource Law from A to Z
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • How Do I Deal With The Most Problematic Employees? Your Top 11 Law Questions
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Dealing With Problematic Employees: A Legal Response Guide. Advanced Employment Law
  • 2017
  • Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know
  • Independent Contractors: Detecting Employer Missteps
  • 2017
  • Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Confidentiality Agreements
  • 2017
  • Advanced Employment Law
  • Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • NBI - Law 2022 - Seminar
  • Employment Law
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Joe when we were on opposite sides of a personal injury case. If I have a personal injury case that I can't handle, Joe is the first person I would refer it to because he is smart, ethical and gets great results. I would recommend him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve know and worked with Joe for nearly 15 years. Through all that time he has been and remains one of the most diligent and zealous attorneys in service to his clients. I have referred clients to him and all were pleased by his representation. I highly recommend and endorse Joe Daigle to all in need of representation!"
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is really an amazing lawyer. I have worked with him several times on civil matters. He does a lot of discrimination work and work other civil matters including personal injury. Not shy about trial work as necessary but not pushing for it if it isn't the best option."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his knowledge and expertise in the area of employment law. I have referred several employment law cases to him in the past and was very impressed with the level of service that he provided. He was efficient, thorough, diligent and approached his cases with tenacity. I highly recommend him."
North Kingstown Personal injury Lawyer Joseph R. Daigle
Joseph R. Daigle
Personal injury Attorney
North Kingstown, RI
Licensed for 29 years
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